During celebrations for the city’s new NBA title, gunfire injured several individuals in Milwaukee on Tuesday.
Thousands of people gathered out to celebrate the Milwaukee Bucks’ NBA Finals Game 6 victory over the Phoenix Suns. It’s the team’s first championship in over 50 years.
Three persons were hurt in separate incidents around midnight, according to police.
Police took at least one suspect into custody. What led to the shootings wasn’t immediately clear.
About 65,000 fans attended Tuesday night’s game outside the Fiserv Forum, in addition to nearly 20,000 inside. Officials said two Milwaukee police officers were injured amid the bedlam, according to WISN-TV.
After the game, some supporters allegedly leapt into the Milwaukee River.
Milwaukee Bucks star centre Giannis Antetokounmpo was named Finals MVP after scoring 50 points in the win Tuesday night. The Bucks became only the sixth club in NBA history to win the championship after losing the first two games of the series.
The last time the squad won an NBA championship was in 1971.